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ICU Archives and Special Collections

Greeting from the Director

The ICU Archives is now holding the exhibition titled “60th Anniversary Exhibition: Sixty Years of ICU Library.” The exhibition will commemorate ICU’s founding in 1953. In this special year the archives and Hachiro Yuasa Memorial Museum are holding concurrent special exhibitions.

The archives’ exhibition shows the growth of the ICU Library starting from its initial founding through over 60 photographs and other documents, including donor cards submitted when making contributions to the library.

I hope you’ll take this opportunity to see the story these archival documents tell about the university’s past and future. I’d also like to express my gratitude to individuals who donated documents for the exhibition and others who offered their tremendous support.

Tamami Hatakeyama
Director, Archives and Special Collections
27 September 2013

Mission Statement

The archives is to continuously collect, organize, conserve, and make public documents related to ICU’s history. Moreover, the archives will collect and conserve rare books and manuscripts, special collections and other documents that accord with the founding principles of the university in order to pass these on to future generations, and by so doing it shall fulfill its mission to support education and research.

About the ICU Archives and Special Collections

There are over 10,000 items that can be viewed, the majority of which come from materials collected for the university’s 50-year history. Please contact the ICU Archives & Special Collections, if you wish to view the original or to ask any other questions. When viewing the archives please be sure to conform to the established procedures.

◆Collection Items

  1. Administrative document (appx. 6,500 items)
  2. Photographs (appx. 3,200 items)
  3. University publications (appx. 600)
  4. Handwritten documents (appx. 200 items)

ICU's 60th Anniversary Exhibition Anniversary Exhibition- Sixty Years of ICU Library

Exhibition period: 2013/9/27 - 2014/6/30

Special exhibition, “Where there is no vision the people perish” ‐Hachiro Yuasa & ICU‐

Exhibition period: 2014/10/6 - 2015/3/27 04_11_014 Materials regarding Hachiro Yuasa, from the archives owned by Archives and Special Collections will be exhibited, and a special exhibit focusing on Yuasa’s personality and ideology will be held. By shining a light on Hachiro Yuasa as the first university president, the time of the founding of the university will be surveyed. Also, how the vision that is ICU was understood and realized will be considered. At this time of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the university, it would be wonderful if the exhibit would serve as a catalyst for thinking about the direction in which we should henceforth proceed. Apropos, this exhibit will be held as part of the 60th Anniversary Project.

ICU 60th Anniversary Project Special Exhibition "The Legacy of Diffendorfer and Troyer -Setting the Stage for A New University"

Exhibition Period: 2015/10/13 - 2016/3/31

(Open: 9:00 - 16:00 ; 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch time closed ; Mon. - Fri.)



Special Exhibition “ Designing ICU: Architects at Work -Vories, Raymond and Inadomi-”

Location: ICU main Library 1F

Open hours: Mon.- Fri. 9:00-16:00 (LT 12:00-13:00) / Sat. Closed




ICU Archives & Special Collections is holding a special exhibit that focuses on architects who planned and supervised campus buildings as architectural advisors since the establishment of ICU. Material pertaining to three such persons -- W.M. Vories, A. Raymond, and Akira Inadomi – has been selected from the Collections’ archives. The exhibit considers their relationship to ICU and their impact on ICU in after years.

Until now, exhibits on architects tended to look at buildings themselves, as manifested by the display of blueprints and dioramas. However, this special exhibit closes in on the characters and ideologies of the architects who contributed to the construction of a new university, ICU. It is my hope that this study of past and present intellectual activities conducted at an academic site from the viewpoint of architects will serve as an opportunity to look ahead to ICU’s future.

Contact: ICU Archives & Special Collections

  • Tel. 0422-33-3308
  • Fax. 0422-33-3305
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Location & Contact

Location: ICU main Library 1F

Open hours: Mon.- Fri. 9:00-16:00 (LT 12:00-13:00) / Sat. Closed

Contact: ICU Archives & Special Collections

  • Tel. 0422-33-3308
  • Fax. 0422-33-3305
  • E-mail:



March 2017



Open Hour

Weekday (In term)
8:30 - 22:30
Saturday (In term)& Summer
9:00 - 20:00
Saturday (Exam)
9:00 - 22:30
Sunday (ONLY for ICU students,Faculties, and staff/Othmer library closed)
13:00 - 19:00
Out of Term
9:00 - 16:30

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